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Blue Circle and back to the new spot

Today was the day fossil hunters all over South Carolina (and other surrounding states) have been waiting for - the Blue Circle open dig. I arrived promptly at 8 and found that they were actually letting us drive down into the pit. That was cool. The last time I went, it was quite a long walk. I got ready and ran as if I were a moron to the awaiting ubiquitous mounds of spoil. No teeth here, or there, or anywhere, at first. Not satisfied with the front of the mine, I spent 30 minutes walking to the back of the mine. I now know that was the absolute wrong place to be, but hey, hindsight is 20/20. At the end of the day, I had a pocketfull of little teeth. The best was a 1" sand tiger. Then I met up with some others who had slightly better luck than myself. Da fossz was there, and he found 3 giant Auriculatis teeth. I'm, telling ya. He's BAD! T Money made the journey and came away with a nice rick, too. The prize of the day went to a member of the NC Fossil Club (I think) who found the best rick I have ever seen. It was at least 3 1/2" long and flawless, Blond, every serration, oh man. They don't get any better. He said he found it 5 minutes after getting there. I would have just gone home then. How could the day be any better after a find like that? Anyway, the mine produced nicely today. It was the best day I have seen in a while, just not for me :-(
Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added10/20/2001


Last day hunting for this vacation
Last day hunting for this vacation
Last day hunting for this vacation
Last day hunting for this vacation
Another triumphant return from the hunt
Another triumphant return from the hunt





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